Mr Omer Karim is a highly-experienced consultant urologist with a specialist interest in robotic prostate surgery. He was voted one of the top ten prostate cancer surgeons in the UK in a poll of urologists for the Daily Mail in 2010, and has been involved in over 650 robotic urological procedures since 2004.
Mr Karim graduated in medicine from the University of London in 1982, then went on to pursue specialist training at the Royal Free Hospital and the Institute of Urology. He spent two and a half years training under world-leading surgeons in The Brady Institute of Urology, John Hopkins Medical Institutions, Maryland, USA, where “nerve sparing surgery” was first described. In 1995 he was appointed Consultant Urological Surgeon at Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals' NHS Foundation Trust, and acted as the lead consultant in robotic surgery and the lead in prostate cancer. He now practises at a number of private clinics in addition to his NHS post at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
Aside from his clinical practice, Mr Karim is committed to both research and training and lectures frequently in the UK and in the third world. He is the director of Robotic Urological Surgery Ltd and Mediwatch PLc, and a member of the Royal Society of Medicine.